Sunday, October 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of History of Art Carrie Anderson and her students, tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. The eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture comes from the generous gifts of Impressionist scholar and alumnus Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick. Museum hours >> Free

Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl (Hungarian, 1860–1933), Study of a Figure Walking Away, c. 1895, chalk on paper, 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Gift of Charles S. Moffett ’67

Sunday, October 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition. Musuem hours >> Free

James Balog, Greenland Ice Sheet, 28 June 2009, Adam LeWinter Surveys Birthday Canyon, 2009, chromogenic color print on paper. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund. 2015.006

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 4:00 PM

50th Anniversary Concert by Emory Fanning, organ

Mead Memorial Chapel

Professor Emeritus of Music Emory Fanning plays a concert on the magnificent Gress-Miles organ in Mead Chapel to celebrate his 50 years at Middlebury College. A Music Department event. Free

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 9:00 AM to Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:30 PM to Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:00 PM to Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:00 PM

From Scratch(ing)

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 308

This four-day, intensive drawing lab with New York artist Brian Novatny and studio art drawing classes will culminate in a final exhibition. On- and off-campus participants are welcome at any time; no previous drawing experience necessary. A Studio Art event. Free

Brian Novatny, Untitled, 2016, ink on paper, 8 x 8 inches

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Brian Novatny, Cameron Visiting Artist

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Novatny is an innovative artist, equally at home with painting and drawing, with a remarkable approach to mark-marking, line, and materiality. His work has been exhibited across the country, from Miami Beach to Sonoma, New York, Tuscaloosa, Atlanta, and Knoxville; and internationally from China to Germany. A Studio Art event. Free

Brian Novatny, Untitled, 2016, gouache and ink on paper, 12 x 14 inches

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A Quiet Passion

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Cynthia Nixon plays 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies’ biopic. “A textured examination of family life.”––Melissa Anderson, Village Voice (125 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Pre-performance Dinner

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Before settling into Robison Hall for an evening of chamber music by the Danish String Quartet, join fellow concertgoers for a delicious, seasonal meal. Meet friends or make new ones at this catered buffet dinner, seated family style. Meal tickets: $35; cash bar.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Danish String Quartet

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the best quartets before the public today,” the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for integrated sound, impeccable intonation, and judicious balance. Their Middlebury debut program includes Bartók’s first quartet, Beethoven’s first Razumovsky quartet, and arrangements of traditional Nordic folk tunes. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

Photo Caroline Bittencourt

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Seeing the World, as the First Step Toward Saving It

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

With reference to images in the exhibition Land and Lens, Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben discusses recent ways of seeing provided by today’s satellites and scientific instruments. With our enhanced ability to visualize the earth in all its glory and pain, McKibben speculates on ways we might learn to protect it. Presented in conjunction with the Museum exhibit Land and Lens. Free

John Pfahl, Trojan Nuclear Plant, Columbia River, Oregon, October 1982/printed 2014, pigment print on platine paper. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund. 2015.018

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM

A New Acquisition after Titian

Middlebury College Museum of Art

In the 1660s, David Teniers the Younger compiled the first-ever visual inventory of an art collection, creating 243 small-scale copies of paintings owned by Archduke Wilhelm Leopold of Austria. Pieter Broucke discusses one such work, recently donated to the museum, depicting Titian’s early masterwork Rest on the Flight to Egypt. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

David Teniers the Younger (Dutch, 1610–1690) after Titian (Venetian, c. 1488–1576), The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1650s, oil on panel, 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein. 2016.379

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Soovin Kim, violin

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

This internationally renowned violinist has won the Paganini Competition, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Most of us in Vermont, however, know him as the youngest-ever musician to join the VYO (at age 10), and today as co-artistic director of the acclaimed Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Kim celebrates the release of his new solo Bach CD by performing Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

Photo Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Salesman

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

While rehearsing a production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, a couple must evacuate their home. After moving, the wife is attacked, leaving her husband determined to find the attacker despite his wife’s objections. The Salesman is a “finely cut gem of neorealist suspense.”––Owen Gleiberman, Variety (124 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Cocoon

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon the Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live without notes. This fifth-annual communitywide event is produced by the creators of the Middlebury Moth-UP in partnership with the Mahaney Center for the Arts. A reception with the storytellers follows. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Musical Witness and Holocaust Representation

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Amy Wlodarski ’97, associate professor of music at Dickinson College, discusses the film score for Alain Resnais’s Holocaust documentary Nuit et Brouillard/Night and Fog (1955), with particular attention to how it illustrates the broader postwar phenomenon of secondary Holocaust witness. A Music Department event. Free

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Visualizing Renewable Energy

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Photographer Jamey Stillings has been photographing the earth for several decades with a particular interest in conservation and renewable energy. Among his documentary projects is the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert. His photographs are included in the Library of Congress and many other public and private collections. Presented in conjunction with the Museum exhibit Land and Lens. Free

Jamey Stillings, #6425, 2012, from the portfolio The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar, 2012, gelatin silver print. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Bread Loaf Corporation, Architects, Planners, Builders. 2013.010

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Sacred and the Secular

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars, typologies, and the contradictions of place. A History of Art and Architecture event. Free

Harvey Pediatric Clinic

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Glengarry Glen Ross

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

This play by David Mamet is a dark comedy focusing on five desperate, funny, conniving real estate salespeople who must make a sales quota or risk losing their jobs. Directed by Richard Romagnoli. For mature audiences. A Theatre Program event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale October 9

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Join Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and curator of the exhibition Carrie Anderson and some of the students who participated with her in the January term project leading to the exhibition. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Antoine-Auguste-Ernest Hébert (French, 1817–1908), Portrait of Alfred Emilien O’Hara, Conte de Nieuwerkerke, 27 7/8 x 23 3/8 inches. Gift of Charles S. Moffett ’67

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Heath Quartet

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Returning to Middlebury with a new Gramophone award and second violinist (Sara Wolstenholme) in tow, the extraordinary Heath Quartet—the series’ first-ever quartet in residence—performs a rich, mixed repertoire program including works by Haydn, Tippett, Bach, and Mendelssohn. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin, 7:00 PM, Room 221. Made possible with generous support from Olin C. Robison. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

Photo Simon Way

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Paterson

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

An intimate look at a week in the life of a bus driver and aspiring poet in urban New Jersey. “Adam Driver’s Paterson will be treasured for years.”––Tim Robey, Telegraph (118 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

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